H.M.S. Pinafore - Range Analysis

Summary by Role

Roles are listed in highest to lowest order.
Pitches doubled by chorus are ignored.


Cousin Hebe

Little Buttercup

Ralph Rackstraw

Captain Corcoran
(Lyric Baritone)

Sir Joseph Porter
(Comic Baritone)

Dick Deadeye

Boatswain's Mate

Carpenter's Mate

Details by Musical Number

(Tables below use scientific pitch notation, where C4 is Middle C, and each numbered octave comprises C up to the next B.)

Josephine (Soprano)
Josephine vocal range: B3-Bb5(C6)

Cousin Hebe (Mezzo-Soprano)
Cousine Hebe vocal range: Ab3-F5

Little Buttercup (Contralto)
Little Butterup vocal range: G3-F5

Ralph Rackstraw (Tenor)
Ralph Rackstraw vocal range: (B2)D3-A4(Bb4)

Captain Corcoran (Lyric Baritone)
Captain Corcoran vocal range: A2-F4(G4)

Sir Joseph Porter (Comic Baritone)
Sir Joseph Porter vocal range: A2-E4

Dick Deadeye (Bass-Baritone)
Dick Deadeye vocal range: G2-E4

Boatswain's Mate (Baritone)
Boatswain's Mate vocal range: G2-Eb4

Carpenter's Mate (Bass)
Carpenter's Mate vocal range: E2-C4

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